Hansika Motwani is an Indian actress who mainly appears in Tamil films. She also appears in Telugu and Hindi films, and has done a number of films in Malayalam and Kannada. Hansika made her film debut in Telugu cinema with Desamuduru film, and became the recipient of numerous accolades, including Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.
|Born||9 August 1991|
|Years active||2001–2005 and 2007–present|
Motwani appeared in a couple of Telugu movies, including Kantri and Maska. She started her career in Tamil cinema with Mappillai film and then appeared in several highest-grossing Tamil films such as Engeyum Kadhal, Velayudham, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi and Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru. She debuted in Malayalam cinema with Villain film.
Hansika began her television career with a serial called Shaka Laka Boom Boom. She later acted in the Indian serial Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand and appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya with Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan.
Hansika made her debut at the age of 15 in as a lead role in Puri Jagannadh's Telugu film Desamuduru and earned the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for her performance. She made her debut at the age of 16 as a leading actress in a Bollywood film Aap Kaa Surroor with Himesh Reshammiya. She then signed the Hindi film titled He: The Only One, and played a role of killer.
Hansika debuted in Tamil cinema with Mappillai film. Her next Tamil film, Engeyum Kadhal was a successful one. The 2011 film Velayudham, in which she starred alongside Vijay, playing a village belle first time.
In 2012, Hansika had two releases, one in Tamil and another in Telugu. Her first release was M. Rajesh's romantic comedy film Oru Kal Oru Kannadi which became her first runaway hit and earned a positive reviews for her performance. In Telugu, she was featured in Denikaina Ready which also earned a positive response from the public. She received her first Best Actress nomination at the 60th Filmfare Awards South for her performance in the films. In 2013, she appeared in four Tamil films such as Settai, Sundar C.'s Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Hari's Singam II starring Suriya and Venkat Prabhu's Biriyani with Suriya's brother Karthi. She had five releases in 2014, two of them were Telugu films, the comedy flick Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda and the action-masala film Power. Her Tamil release was the fantasy film Maan Karate, Sundar C's horror comedy Aranmanai and the action thriller film Meaghamann.
In 2015, her movie Romeo Juliet directed by Lakshman was released on 12 June 2015.
In 2016, Aranmanai 2 directed by Sundar C. received mixed reviews. She had a list of flops later that year, including Uyire Uyire and Pokkiri Raja. Her last release in 2016 was Manithan in which she played a teacher's role. She won praise for her depiction of Priya.
Bogan was her first release in 2017 and it was reviewed positively. Many critics praised Motwani for her performance in the introduction scene and the pre-climax scene. She also acted in a Telugu film Luckunnodu. Motwani debuted in Malayalam films with Villain in 2017.
Her first release of 2018 was Gulebakavali in which she played a con-artist's role named Viji. Her other release of 2018 was Thuppakki Munai, starring Vikram Prabhu. In 2019, she appeared with Atharvaa in 100, a Tamil film directed by Sam Anton. Her next films were woman centric film Maha directed by U. R Jameel, a Tamil project Partner and an Untitled heroine centric film.
Hansika participates in philanthropic activities. She provides monetary support for the education of 25 underprivileged children and also takes care of the medical needs of 10 women who are suffering with breast cancer. She is the brand Ambassador of Chennai turns Pink, an awareness program to promote breast cancer awareness among women.
- Indian Telly Award for Child Artiste of the Year - Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South - Desamuduru Raghava
- CineMAA Award for Best Female Debut - Desamuduru
- SIIMA Award for Best Debutant Actress - Tamil - Mappillai
- SIIMA Award for Special Appreciation as Actress - Telugu - Kandireega
- Edison Award for Best Actress - Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
- SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Tamil - Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
- Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine - Maan Karate
- SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Tamil - Aranmanai
- Indian Telly Award for Best Child Artiste - Female - Des Mein Niklla Hoga Chand
- Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut - Aap Ka Surroor
- Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress - Mappillai
- SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Tamil - Engeyum Kaadhal
- SIIMA Award for Best Actress - Telugu - Kandireega
- Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine - Engeyum Kaadhal
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- "Hansika's tryst with Kevin Pietersen". Deccan Chronicle. 10 April 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- Hansika chants for peace Mid-Day - 21 February 2010
- My life begins now: Hansika
- "Hansika charges 50 lakhs!". Sify. 23 November 2006. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
- "Hansika – The latest find". Rediff. Retrieved 26 November 2006.
- "The Tribune Magazine section - Saturday Extra". The Tribune. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Hansika hikes her fee to 75 lakhs". The Times of India. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "Denikaina Ready: Title of Vishnu Babu's next film". CNN-IBN. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "'Delhi Belly' to be remade in Tamil". The Indian Express. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
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- "Hansika is happy being a busy bee!".
- "Ravi Teja, Hansika's film to start soon - The Times of India". The Times of India.
- "CHENNAI BOX OFFICE". Behindwoods. 25 May 2014.
- "Why is Hansika nervous? - The Times of India". The Times of India.
- "2014: When little gems outclassed big guns in southern cinema". 19 December 2014.
- "Simbu and Hansika come together again in 'Vaalu'". The Times of India. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
- "Hansika thrilled to play a 'rowdy'". Deccan Chronicle. 15 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- "Hansika to adopt one more child - The Times of India". The Times of India.
- "Pink Ambassadors - Chennai Turns Pink".
- "Forbes India Magazine - Forbes India Celebrity 100 Nominees List".
- "SIIMA Awards 2015 Tamil winners list - Times of India".
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